If you build it, they will come. The line is actually “If you build it he will come” but many people remember it the other way. On Thursday night, as in the 1989 film Field of Dreams, they came. The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees walked out of the corn and onto an official MLB field for one game in Iowa. Shown above is the actual scoreboard used in the game, which had guys on the catwalk changing the numbers by hand. Those two teams, the same teams that played in the movie, wore vintage style uniforms and played a real game in front of 8,000 fans. Kevin Costner spoke before the game and later stopped by the booth to chat with Joe Buck and John Smoltz.Continue reading
It’s gettin’ to be that time. Let me clarify my position on fall. I’m not just an old grouch that complains about everything and I do not hate fall. There are things I like about fall when it actually gets here but if you start talking about hoodies and pumpkin spice in the middle of July I will grouch a little because summer is my favorite. Maybe spring, then summer then fall in that order. Spring and fall are transition seasons. During the springtime the days get longer, the grass and trees come back to life, we start getting ready for baseball, grilling out and opening the pool. In the fall I enjoy hot cocoa, smores, bonfires, sunsets and colorful leaves as much as the next guy. Many of the most popular fall activities are centered around keeping warm. I don’t love hoodies as much as I don’t like being cold. Fall is the transition season from summer, which is the best, into winter. That season doesn’t make my list of top 3 favorites. I would rather mow grass than shovel snow, and wear shorts and sandals than sweaters and parkas. I do all of the autumn things and enjoy it while it lasts; big sucker for a hayride, seriously. But it saddens me to know what’s coming, which is basically an end of all things. At least until April.Continue reading
I know it’s been a couple of weeks since I posted regularly. There was no Satur-deja Vu last week. It’s been wackadoodle here at the Bunch compound but there is no time like the present to get back on the blog wagon. Here’s are some news headlines and random bits that you may have seen, may have missed, and maybe a little something to make your weekend better.
Cowboy lassos bike thief was recently reported by the BL, and consequently shared on Facebook, but it turned out to be a story from 2016. Here’s a 3 minute video from the CBS Evening News with an interview for those interested. Continue reading
Satur-deja Vu is not just a review. It also gives me a chance to drop in some things I couldn’t find a place for, and perhaps mention a topic that will not be getting its own post for whatever reason. It lets us take inventory. I used to call My Other Blog “the bottom file cabinet draw of the blogosphere.” Saturday is when we organize the file cabinet.